Blog: Author: Wendy Kung

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture.  This year 2021, the Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 12, according to the lunar calendar.  Traditionally, the celebration lasts for fifteen days. During the holiday, people often visit and greet their family members and friends, light firecrackers to scare away devils and demons, give money in red lucky envelopes to juniors and elders, and of course, have a great family meal which must have been prepared before the day.

Chinese New Year is always associated with the twelve-animal zodiac cycle. 2021 is the year of Ox. In Chinese culture, the ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture and positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest.

After finishing this craft, kids can show parents that they are hardworking as well as keeping their pens and pencils neatly in one place.

Craft bags are available in Craft-to-go bags at the Malden Public Library.  To reserve a bag, please call the library 781-324-0218 during the regular curbside hours and schedule a pickup time.  Good for kids in grades K-5.

Cups for this craft are donated by Bikeeny Caffe on Summer Street, Malden.

Summer Fun – Jewelry Making — Bracelet

Monday, July 27th from 6-8:30 pm.

Learn to make your own elegant bracelet with Cathy Bartlett, a member of our children’s room staff. Through this fun class, Cathy will guide you through the whole process from start to finish of how to make simple but beautiful pieces of jewelry that you can wear with pride.

Malden Public Library is happy to provide all supplies free of charge

Space limited. Registration required at Information Desk (781-324-0218)


Summer fun – Hair Braiding

Tuesday, August 4th, 6 – 8:30 pm

If you are looking for a fun night out, come join licensed hair stylist Brittany Judkins for a hair braiding class.  Brittany will teach different styles of braids and show tips on how you can improve your techniques.

Just bring a partner.  Elastics, ribbons, bows, and all supplies are provided by the Malden Public Library free of charge.

Space limited.  Registration required at Information Desk (781) 324-0218.